Obituary for Thomas A Stephens
THOMAS A. STEPHENS
Thomas A. Stephens peacefully passed away at his home in Trinidad, Colorado on December 1st, 2017 at the age of 80 after a six year battle with multiple myleoma cancer. Tom was born in Iowa City, Iowa on July 1937.
In 1969, his desire to move west took him to Los Alamos, N.M. where he raised his family, and began his career as a senior designer for Los Alamos National Laboratory. He retired after 24 years of service to our country as a cold war warrior, with numerous accomplishments that enhanced our country’s national security which his contributions will be appreciated for many years to come.
After retirement his love of beautiful mountains, and the wildlife guided him to Trinidad where he designed, and built his retirement home on Santa Fe Trail Ranch (STFR) Estates with his wife. and assisted by his two sons. Tom was instrumental in designing, and assisting in the installation of the power and water systems that now service the SFTR Estates and he served on the Property Owner’s Association Board. Tom had many hobbies that kept him busy throughout his retirement, he loved woodworking, building HO model trains, and camping all over Colorado.
Tom is proceeded in death by his parents; Thomas C. and Katherine Stephens; and his brother; Michael Stephens. He is survived by his loving wife; June of 59 years; his sons; Keith Stephens (Marybeth) of Los Alamos, N.M.; Kenneth Stephens ( Jennifer) of Henderson, NV. And daughter Barbara Frederick of Georgia. Also he is survived by his sister; Susan Plasz (Andrew) of Illinois; and twelve loving grandchildren, one niece and one nephew. Tom will be remembered as a Loving Husband, Wonderful
Father, and Grandfather.
Graveside Service will be held and provided by the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. on December 13, 2017 at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton, N.M.
For the excellent care provided to Tom; his wishes were inn Lieu of flowers please make a donation to: Sangre De Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care: 328 Bonaventure Ave., Trinidad, CO.
Arrangements and celebration of Love for Thomas A. Stephens are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton, N.M.